Thursday, August 19, 2010


In July Alexander recorded both Chopin concerti and a solo recital at the Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow in celebration of Chopin's anniversary. He also made his debut at the Colmar International festival in France playing Tchaikovsky piano concerto no. 1 with Maestro Spivakov.

Following this Alexander made his debut with the New York Philharmonic over three concerts at the Lincoln Centre in Avery Fisher Hall. He performed Liszt piano concerto no.1 with Maestro Tovey. Alexander continued his journey also performing at Chautauqua Institution and holding masterclasses. He will be featured in an hour long documentary on Chautauqua which will go live on national television across the USA early next year.

After closing New York Philharmonics residency at the Bravo Vail Valley Festival in Colorado with Liszt Piano Concerto no. 1, Alexander went on to open the festival "Chopin and his Europe" in Warsaw. He performed Chopin piano concerto no. 1 with the Wroclaw Philharmonic. This festival presented a wonderful selection of artists including Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Nikolai Lugansky, Denis Matsuev, Arcadi Volodos, Dang Thai Son, Dina Yoffe, Joshua Bell, Stanislaw Bunin.

In Australia Alexander has been nominated for the Helpmann award for his performance of the Prokofiev piano concerto no. 3 with the Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy!

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